The Acts of Obama

Obama's Weekly Address: Easter and Passover Greetings


In this week's address, the President offers his warmest greetings as millions of Americans prepare to celebrate Easter, and recounts the Passover Seder he hosted at the White House earlier this week, joining Jewish families around the world in their celebration.
WHITE HOUSE SCHEDULE: In the morning, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

Later in the morning, the President will meet with Secretary of the Treasury Lew in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

Following this, the President will meet with the National Commander and Executive Director of the American Legion. This meeting is closed press.

In the afternoon, the President will present the Commander-in-Chief Trophy to the United States Naval Academy football team. This event in the Rose Garden is open press.
WHITE HOUSE SCHEDULE: In the morning, the President and the Vice President will welcome the Wounded Warrior Project's Soldier Ride to the White House in celebration of the seventh annual Soldier Ride. A cycling event to help Wounded Warriors restore their physical and emotional well-being, the Soldier Ride also raises awareness of our nation's Wounded Warriors who battle the physical and psychological damages of war. The President's remarks on the South Lawn are open press.

In the afternoon, the President and the Vice President will meet with representatives from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. This meeting is closed press.

Later in the afternoon, the President and the Vice President will meet with insurance executives in the Roosevelt Room. There will be a photojournalist spray at the top of the meeting.

Wed, Apr. 16, 2014: Obama Visits School in Oakdale, PA

WHITE HOUSE SCHEDULE: In the morning, the President and the Vice President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

In the afternoon, the President will travel to Oakdale, Pennsylvania. There will be in-town travel pool coverage of the President's departure from White House, and the arrival at Pittsburgh International Airport is open press.

While in Oakdale, the President will visit the Community College of Allegheny County West Hills Center to tour a classroom and deliver remarks on the importance of jobs-driven skills training in a 21st Century economy. The Vice President will also deliver remarks and join the tour. There will be out-of-town travel pool coverage of the tour, and the remarks are open to pre-credentialed media.

In the evening, the President will depart Oakdale, Pennsylvania en route Washington, DC.  The departure from Pittsburgh International Airport is open press, and there will be in-town travel pool coverage of the return to the White House.
WHITE HOUSE SCHEDULE: In the morning, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

Later in the morning, the President will meet with faith leaders to discuss the importance of taking action to pass commonsense immigration reform in the Oval Office. There will be a stills only pool spray at the top of the meeting.

In the afternoon, the President will meet with senior advisors, where he will also observe a moment of silence to mark the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing. This meeting and moment of silence in the Oval Office are closed press.

Later in the afternoon, the President will meet with Secretary of Defense Hagel in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

In the evening, the President and the First Lady will mark the beginning of Passover with a Seder at the White House with friends and staff. The Seder in the Old Family Dining Room is closed press.

Mon, Apr. 14, 2014: Obama Hosts Easter Prayer Breakfast

WHITE HOUSE SCHEDULE: In the morning, the President will host an Easter Prayer Breakfast at the White House. Christian leaders from across the country will join the President at this breakfast to pray and reflect on Holy Week and Easter. This event in the East Room will be pooled press.

In this week's address, the President underscores the importance of ensuring equal pay for equal work and highlights the steps his Administration has taken to expand opportunity and narrow the pay gap that exists between men and women.
WHITE HOUSE SCHEDULE: In the morning, the President and the Vice President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

Later in the morning, the President will make a personnel announcement in the Rose Garden; the Vice President will also attend. The President's remarks will be open press.

In the afternoon, the President and the First Lady will travel to New York City. The departure from the South Lawn and arrival at John F. Kennedy International Airport are open press.

While in New York, the President will deliver remarks at the National Action Network's 16th Annual Convention. The President's remarks are open press.  

At night, the President and the First Lady will depart New York City en route Washington, DC. The departure from John F. Kennedy International Airport and the arrival on the South Lawn are open press.

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